Clear focus on Corporate Law, Venture Capital, M&A and Real Estate Law 

Corporate Law

We offer years of experience in all aspects of commercial and corporate law.

Our clients include medium-sized and family-run companies as well as start-ups. We advise the shareholders, the companies themselves and their management and supervisory bodies.

We advise particularly with respect to the design and implementation of all types of (intra-company) structuring measures under corporate law.

In addition, our services include advice in the area of corporate disputes both in and out of court, e.g. in connection with the separation / termination of corporate relationships or directors’ and officers’ liability.

We also provide advice to our clients in the area of corporate compliance. We identify company-specific risks and define individual compliance programs in order to implement appropriate compliance management systems. 

Venture Capital

We advise comprehensively in the area of venture capital.

Our clients include start-ups and investment funds, across sectors.

Our services include the development and implementation of financing, investment and exit strategies. We advise our clients from the first financing measures through the entire investment cycle to the exit.

At the same time, we comprehensively advise start-ups on all other issues that may arise in the early stages of an entrepreneurial activity.Besides the support in the context of a company’s formation, this includes, for example, the designing and drafting of managing directors’ service agreements, employee participation programs or initial commercial contracts.


We advise buyers and sellers in all phases of M&A projects, from the structural design to the closing of the transaction. This includes in particular the legal due diligence, the drafting and negotiating of the required documentation as well as the implementation of structural measures accompanying the transaction.

In addition to advising on the acquisition of companies, we also assist our clients in connection with forming business combinations, such as setting-up joint ventures or other partnerships.

Our clients also rely on us with respect to transaction-related disputes and litigation. We provide support before both state courts as well as arbitration tribunals. 

Real Estate Law

We are also specialized in advising on the acquisition or sale of (commercial) real estate and real estate companies, as well as the drafting and assessing of commercial leases. In addition, we advise on the corporate design and structuring of (commercial and private) real estate companies.

We also advise and represent our clients in disputes regarding real estate law, both in and out of court. 

A strong network based on reliable partners

We aim to to offer our clients comprehensive advice also in connection with topics outside our focuses or in relation to foreign law.

For this reason, we have a strong network of law firms with whom we cooperate closely on special issues outside our scope and topics pertaining to foreign law.

However, even in case we involve one of our partners, we remain your sole point of contact so that you receive all services »from a single source«. 

GERLICH/BÖNIG Rechtsanwälte

Kennedydamm 1
40476 Düsseldorf